Medical Center & Health Care
11/21/2014 Don't Let Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Ruin Your ThanksgivingThe holiday season is upon us and most of these days and nights, are full of delicious festivities! However, there are millions of Americans who anticipate these celebrations with the fear of heartburn.
11/21/2014 Translational Cancer Researcher Named Director of Outpatient Medical Oncology Minsig Choi, MD, an expert in gastrointestinal cancers and translational oncology research, has been selected as Director of Outpatient Medical Oncology and Director of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, two newly created positions at Stony Brook University Cancer Center, announced Yusuf A. Hannun, MD, Director of the Cancer Center and Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine.
11/6/2014 President Stanley And Dr. Ellen Li Donate $50,000 To Stony Brook Children's HospitalSTONY BROOK, NY, November 6, 2014 - Stony Brook University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, a nationally prominent expert in infectious diseases, and his wife Dr. Ellen Li, a renowned gastroenterologist and research scientist at Stony Brook Medicine, announced they are making a $50,000 donation to Stony Brook Children's Hospital in honor of Dr. Li's parents, Mary and Henry Li.
11/13/2014 Could Depression Actually be a form of Infectious Disease?Major depressive disorder (MDD) should be re-conceptualized as an infectious disease, according to Turhan Canli, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Radiology at Stony Brook University. In a paper published in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Dr.Canli suggests that major depression may result from parasitic, bacterial, or viral infection. He presents examples that illustrate possible pathways by which these microorganisms could contribute to the etiology of MDD.
11/13/2014 Hundreds Celebrate Cancer Survivorship with their Caregivers at Stony BrookSTONY BROOK, NY, June 11, 2013 - Nearly 300 cancer survivors, their families, friends and the doctors, nurses and other professionals who cared for them at Stony Brook University Cancer Center celebrated Stony Brook's 9th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) on June 9. Ethan Zohn, Survivor: Africa TV show winner, former professional soccer player, and a two-time cancer survivor, brought a message of perseverance to cancer patients.
11/6/2014 News Coverage of "Vintana" Discovery Goes GlobalNews coverage about the discovery of a new fossil mammal by Stony Brook University paleontologist and Distinguished Professor Dr. David Krause and his team has gone global. The discovery of Vintana, published on Nov. 5 in the journal Nature, has grabbed headlines and captivated the news media from around the world.
10/30/2014 Stony Brook Children's Hospital Gets a Special Visit with a Few Tricks and Treats from Seawolves Football playersSTONY BROOK, N.Y., October 30, 2014 - Just in time for Halloween, members of the Stony Brook University Football team took some time off the field yesterday to lift the spirits of the young patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
10/30/2014 Dr. Vincent J. Iacono Installed as the Tarrson Family Professor of PeriodontologyStony Brook, NY - October 30, 2014 - Vincent J. Iacono, DMD, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Chair of the Department of Periodontology, and a nationally recognized leader in periodontology research and education, was formally installed as the inaugural Tarrson Family Professor of Periodontology in the School of Dental Medicine during a Stony Brook University Investiture Ceremony.
10/24/2014 Expert in Heart Failure Named Co-Director of Heart InstituteSTONY BROOK, N.Y., October 24, 2014 - Javed Butler MD, MPH, a physician and researcher who specializes in management and treatment of patients with heart failure, has joined Stony Brook Medicine as Co-Director of the Heart Institute and Chief of the Division of Cardiology, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President of Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine.
10/24/2014 Stony Brook Medicine Updates Long Island Elected Officials on Ebola PreparednessSTONY BROOK, NY, OCTOBER 24, 2014-- Leadership from Stony Brook Medicine briefed Long Island elected officials yesterday on the hospital's readiness to combat Ebola. As one of eight hospitals designated statewide by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to treat potential patients who are infected with Ebola, Stony Brook University Hospital is playing a crucial role as a leader in New York State regarding this pivotal public health issue.
10/17/2014 Praise for Stony Brook Trauma Center as Police Officer is discharged from HospitalSTONY BROOK, NY, October 17, 2014 - The Suffolk police officer who was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver in Huntington on September 22nd was discharged from Stony Brook University Hospital today. Officer Nicholas Guerrero, 36, was escorted out of the hospital front lobby with applause from more than one-hundred fellow officers along with physicians, nurses and other medical staff as he made his way into an ambulance that would transport him to a local rehabilitation facility.
10/9/2014 New, Expanded Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit Opens at Stony Brook MedicineSTONY BROOK, NY, October 9, 2014 - A new 15-bed unit in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) at Stony Brook University Heart Institute was unveiled on Monday at Stony Brook Medicine.
10/9/2014 Stony Brook Professor Leads World's Largest Medical Study on the State of Mind and Consciousness at the Time of DeathStony Brook, NY, October 9, 2014 - The results of a four-year international study of 2,060 cardiac arrest cases across 15 hospitals worldwide concluded that there is a unique experience of death for humans that appears far broader than what has been referred to as so called near-death experiences (NDEs). Dr. Sam Parnia, Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Director of Resuscitation Research at Stony Brook Medicine is lead author of the study, which is published in the journal Resuscitation.
10/3/2014 Nationally Recognized Researcher and Educator Named Chair of Stony Brook Medicine's Department of AnesthesiologySTONY BROOK, N.Y., October 3, 2014 - Tong Joo (TJ) Gan, MD, MHS, FRCA, an award-winning researcher in post-operative recovery and educator, has been named Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Stony Brook Medicine, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine.
10/1/2014 Turning the Town Pink for Breast CancerSTONY BROOK, NY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 - Yusuf Hannun, MD, Director of the Stony Brook Cancer Center, received a proclamation yesterday from Town of Brookhaven Supervisor, Ed Romaine, and Town of Brookhaven officials in recognition of "Turn the Town Pink," a month-long community health education initiative. The proclamation helped kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
10/1/2014 First diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S., What now?A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced yesterday. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20. At that time, the individual did not have symptoms, but several days later, he began to feel ill. He went to a local emergency department, but was discharged and went home. As he continued to be symptomatic, he went to the emergency department of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where is was admitted and isolated on Sunday.
10/1/2014 Health Risk: Childhood ObesitySTONY BROOK, NY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 - Today, one in three children can be classified as overweight or obese, which puts them at risk for serious health problems. Rosa Cataldo, DO, MPH, Director of the Healthy Weight & Wellness Center at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, discusses what parents can do now to keep their child at a healthy weight and get them on the road to a healthy life.
9/30/2014 Biomedical Informatics Receives $3.2 Million from NCI to Study Tumor MakeupSTONY BROOK, N.Y., September 30, 2014 - Stony Brook Medicine's Department of Biomedical Informatics has received a five-year $3.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop a suite of informatics tools that will enable basic researchers to study tumors, including their structures, genetics, and protein expression patterns. The project will involve massive biomedical quantitative analyses of tumors to better understand how and why they grow.
9/26/2014 "Woman to Woman" Program to Pair Gynecologic Cancer Survivors with New PatientsSTONY BROOK, N.Y., September 26, 2014 - Stony Brook University Cancer Center has received a $50,000 grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) to establish "Woman to Woman," a patient support program that pairs new gynecologic cancer patients with trained and supervised survivor volunteers to provide mentoring and support. Stony Brook is one of only four institutions nationwide to receive the 2014 funding.
9/26/2014 Stony Brook Children's Hospital Project is Well on its Way: Building a Foundation for Children's Healthcare on Long Island through Private Donations and Public SupportSTONY BROOK, NY, September 26, 2014 - Stony Brook University showcased the construction progress of its new Stony Brook Children's Hospital facility during a ceremony yesterday where President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., was joined by public officials, generous donors, young patients and their families, and hundreds of administrators, physicians and staff. The new facility, which will have 100 beds and occupy two stories of a new 10-story Hospital Pavilion, is slated to open in 2016.